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Sepsis - Saving Lives

Sepsis is a serious medical condition caused by an overwhelming immune response to infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. Sepsis has become a leading cause of death in the United States. The regional average for sepsis mortality is 25%. While Thibodaux Regional had achieved mortality rates less than the national average, we thought we could do better.

To further improve outcomes a Sepsis Care Transformation physician led team was launched. Team members included other physicians and hospital staff. The team was challenged to further reduce mortality, lower cost and improve patient experience.

The team implemented improvements in May of 2015 and has been extremely successful in not only reducing mortality but also in lowering the cost of care associated with sepsis. The team launched its improvements in May of 2015.

Improvements made:

  • Creating a shared vision and partnership between providers, staff and patients
  • Implementation of early recognition tool for all patients who enter Thibodaux Regional Medical center
  • Implementation of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign three and six hour sepsis bundles.
  • Extensive education to providers, staff and patients on recognizing and treating sepsis

How have our patients benefited from the improvements in Sepsis care?

  • Sepsis mortality rate decreased by 44%. In 2017 Sepsis mortality was 7.41% which is more than 70% below the regional average
  • Patient Experience scores have increase by 13%